RMIT Vietnam NewsResearch funds awarded

Research funds awarded

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 13:42
From top to bottom, left to right: Giovanni Merola, Paul Smith, Lukas Parker, Bob Baulch, Dang Nguyen and Linda Brennan

Three groups of RMIT Vietnam academics have been awarded research funds in the University's annual research poster competition.

The competition is open to all RMIT Vietnam academic staff to create and submit posters with a visual representation of research they are currently undertaking.

Selected from over 16 submissions, the top three entries were awarded US$2,000 each to go towards funding of research expenses and/or support for conference participation.

In its second year, the competition saw submissions covering action research, advances in theory, case studies, field studies, performance, public policy, qualitative and quantitative survey methods, technological innovations, and research into learning and teaching.

This year's winners were:

• The "Taboo" Question: Barriers and Facilitators of Condom Merchandising in Vietnam - Dang Nguyen, Lukas Parker and Linda Brennan

• Intimacies: Did You Remember to Lock the Door? - Paul Verity Smith (with the Arabesque Dance Company)

• Analysing Patterns of Rural Wealth using Sparse Principal Components - Giovanni Merola and Bob Baulch

RMIT Vietnam Director of Teaching and Learning and judging panel member Associate Professor Anne Herbert said the submissions in the competition demonstrated the wide range of topics that RMIT Vietnam researchers are exploring.

"It also shows the successful research partnerships which exist with others in Vietnam universities and institutes," Associate Professor Herbert said.

"Our research candidates are engaged in research from social sciences, applied sciences and design arts, using a variety of methods,

"Congratulations to this year's winners and well done to all competition entrants."